We haven’t updated you on the construction process in a couple of months, but we’re back and we’re now on a really exciting stage of building a home. Last time we told you about framing, which is a visual notifier that construction is moving along, but that’s just putting up the skeleton of the house. During the mechanical stage, the construction crew starts to add the guts of the house – the parts that make it work.
- Electrical: lights, plugs and switches
- Heating and ventilation
- Plumbing and water pipes
- Windows and doors
- Boxing in: framing of the staircases and bulkheads
Remember that everything that is installed during the mechanical stage is a rough-in and the finishes are completed after the drywall, insulation and taping stage, which we’ll tell you about in our next Construction 101 post!
In our latest Construction 101 post, we’re going to explain what Framing is. It’s the most exciting part of the construction process because that’s when a building really begins to take shape. Continue reading Construction 101: Framing
Forming is a construction method in which concrete is poured into a form. It is the next step in the construction process after the excavation is complete. Continue reading Construction 101: Forming
We recently started a new series on our blog called Construction 101, where we explain some of our most commonly used construction terms. Last month we explained what “excavation” is and this time around we’re going to look at “shoring” which is one of the most important steps in the early construction stage. Continue reading Construction 101: Shoring
We’re starting a new series on our blog called Construction 101. Every now and then, we’ll be breaking down and explaining some of our most commonly used construction terms. For our first post, we’re explaining what excavation is. Continue reading Construction 101: Excavation